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Charla Nash seeks right to sue state, March 21, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Conn. Lawmakers Deny Chimp Attack Victim’s Appeal To Sue State For $150 Million

The Judiciary Committee voted 35-3 on Wednesday to uphold last year’s decision by State Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., who denied Nash’s request to sue the state for $150 million.

04/02/2014

Charla Nash seeks right to sue state, March 21, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Some Conn. State Lawmakers Have Doubts About Letting Chimp Attack Victim Sue

Some Connecticut lawmakers have expressed doubts about giving a woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 the right to sue the state for $150 million.

03/22/2014

Charla Nash speaks with reporters on March 21, 2014. (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Chimp Attack Victim Asks Again For Right To Sue State For $150M

A woman disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack appealed Friday for permission to pursue a $150 million lawsuit against the state, appearing before lawmakers to argue that officials knew the animal was a threat and failed to take action.

03/21/2014

Charla Nash on Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charla Nash To Appeal To Conn. Lawmakers For Right To Sue State Over Chimp Attack

Nash contends the state had the authority and obligation to seize the dangerous animal. But a state commissioner last year dismissed Nash’s request for permission to sue the state government for $150 million.

03/19/2014

Charla Nash on Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charla Nash Continues Effort To Sue State Over 2009 Chimpanzee Mauling

Charla Nash is appealing the ruling by the state’s Claims Commissioner who refused to waive the state’s immunity in the case. The state Assembly Judiciary Committee will hear the issue to decide whether to pass a bill that would reverse the state’s decision to maintain immunity.

01/13/2014

Charla Nash on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charla Nash, Victim Of 2009 Chimpanzee Attack, Tries Again To Sue Conn. For $150M

In February 2009, Sandra Herold’s 200-pound pet chimp Travis attacked Nash as she was trying to lure it back into Herold’s house. It ripped off her nose, lips, eyelids and hands. The attack left her blinded.

07/03/2013

Charla Nash on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Chimp Attack Victim Reaches Settlement In Lawsuit

Lawyers for the Stamford woman who was badly mauled by her friend’s pet chimpanzee in 2009 have agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit against the chimp owner’s estate.

11/29/2012

Charla Nash on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charla Nash Attends Hearing In Chimpanzee Attack Case

The state Claims Commissioner is being urged by the Office of the Attorney General to dismiss a claim against the state filed by Charla Nash, the Stamford woman severely disfigured by a chimpanzee in 2009.

08/10/2012

Charla Nash after a full face transplant (credit: Lightchaser Photography/Handout)

Exclusive: Charla Nash’s Lawyer Blames State For Chimp Attack, Seeks $150 Million

Attorney Charles Willinger, who represents Charla Nash, spoke exclusively with WCBS 880′s Fran Schneidau and said that the state DEEP ignored its own rules, which lead to the near fatal mauling.

04/18/2012

Charla Nash after a full face transplant (credit: Lightchaser Photography/Handout)

Charla Nash, Chimp Attack Victim, Says Conn. Gov. Malloy Knew Of Danger

In February 2009, Charla Nash was attacked by Sandra Herold’s 200-pound pet chimp Travis as she was trying to lure it back into Herold’s house. It tore ripped off her nose, lips, eyelids and hands. The attack left her blinded.

03/26/2012

Charla Nash after a full face transplant (credit: Lightchaser Photography/Handout)

Charla Nash, Chimp Attack Victim, Reveals New Face

Charla Nash, the Stamford woman who was attacked and disfigured two years ago in a chimpanzee attack, went public for the first time since her face transplant surgery.

08/11/2011

Charla Nash (credit: CBS 2)

Chimp Attack Victim Charla Nash Receives ‘Fantastic’ Face Transplant

Charla Nash, the Stamford woman whose face was destroyed when her friend’s pet chimp went berserk two years ago, has received a face transplant that looks fantastic, according to her brother.

06/10/2011

Charla Nash (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut To Be Sued In Chimp Attack Case

Connecticut’s laws regarding primates as pets are back in the spotlight.

02/15/2011